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Creamy Keto Garlic and Olive Pasta Alfredo

by KetoFocus.com
4 Stars (1 Reviews)
Nutrition Facts

6

Servings

465

Calories

37.4g

Fat

26.9g

Protein

5.7g

Net Carbs

A surprisingly delicious combination of garlic, green olives and parmesan cheese creates a creamy keto alfredo sauce to coat zucchini noodles or shirataki pasta.

Creamy Keto Garlic and Olive Pasta Alfredo Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup green olives, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 cups zucchini noodles

Creamy Keto Garlic and Olive Pasta Alfredo Directions

  • 1
    In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Then add garlic and cook until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute.
    garlic and butter sauting in a skillet
  • 2
    In a small bowl, whisk together the cream and egg yolk until combined.
    egg yolk and cream mixture
  • 3
    Slowly pour the cream mixture into the skillet with the garlic butter. Stir until combined. Continue cooking until the mixture thickens. About 5-7 minutes.
    alfredo sauce in a skillet
  • 4
    Once the sauce has thickened, remove from heat. Stir in green olives, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in zucchini noodles. Let set for 2-3 minutes or until zoodles are softened.
    alfredo components in a skillet

Low Carb Garlic and Olive Alfredo Recipe

creamy low carb alfredo with zoodles

Pasta is often missed on a low carb diet; however, there are delicious keto alternatives to noodles at your disposal on the keto diet. Zoodles or zucchini noodles is probably the most easily accessible substitute for pasta. This recipe uses zucchini noodles for the keto pasta. They are covered in a creamy garlicky sauce with chunks of green olive. The combination of the green olives and garlic in this tradtional alfredo sauce creates a unique dish that is droolworthy and easy to make. It’s the ideal keto lunch - quick, easy, and tasty.

Low Carb Noodle Options

zoodles in alfredo sauce As mentioned before there are options for noodle replacments on the keto diet. The two most common low carb noodles used are zucchini noodles, also known as “zoodles”, and shirataki noodles. You can use either type of keto pasta in this recipe. Both are easy to make and delicious with the creamy garlic and green olive alfredo sauce.

Zucchini noodles do come already spiralized or you can spiralize a whole zucchini squash yourself. Depending on how big your zucchini is, it will probably take 2-3 zucchini to yield 6 cups of spiralized zoodles. My favorite spiralizer is this one by Paderno. It has different blade sizes to spiralize many different types of vegetables.

shirataki noodles Shirataki noodles are another popular keto noodle substitute. They are made from the konjac yam and contain mostly water and glucomannan, a water soluble fiber. Shirataki noodles are ZERO carb, unlike zoodles, which do have carbohydrates.

If you prepare them correctly according to the package directios, shirataki noodles don’t have much flavor so they will take up the flavor of the dish they are made with.

The brand of shirataki noodles that I prefer are made by Miracle Noodle. Miracle Noodle has different pasta and noodle shapes so you can choose your favorite pasta shape for your recipe needs. This recipe is delicious with either their fettucine noodle or the Garlic & Herb flavored noodles. Two bags of Miracle Noodle fettuccini will be needed to make this keto lunch recipe.

creamy garlic alfredo with keto pasta

Creamy Keto Alfredo Sauce

spooning alfredo sauce on zoodle pasta

This creamy keto alfredo sauce starts with an egg yolk and heavy cream. The two are mixed together, then slowly poured into the skillet with the garlic butter. The yolk and cream mixture are whisked at they hit the hot skillet which helps to thicken the sauce. Once the sauce thickens, grated parmesan cheese is added which further thickens the low carb alfredo sauce. Finally green olives are added to give the alfredo sauce a bit of a bittery bite, but in a good way!

Variations to Keto Garlic and Olive Alfredo Sauce

bowl of green olives

Here are some ideas for variations for this keto alfredo recipe:

  • cayenne pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • sliced chicken
  • crumbled sausage
  • bacon
  • sliced almonds
  • shrimp

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overhead view of bacon and blue cheese zoodles
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A easy keto pasta dish you can make in less than 10 minutes for the bacon and blue cheese fans. Zoodles are tossed in a skillet with crispy bacon, diced tomatoes, basil and blue cheese to create a creamy low carb pasta with all your favorite flavors.

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Annie Lampella

Annie Lampella

I strive to find meals that your whole family can enjoy (kids and relatives too) while you are on your keto quest. You can still have your favorite foods on the keto diet, you just have to be creative with how you make them.

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